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Below you will find archives for all of the articles we’ve published in IEEE Spark regarding advances in technology. Learn about how technology influences sports, how 3D printers are used in healthcare, and interviews with real people working in STEM and making a difference.

Extreme Exploration

September 2014

Humans have always dreamed of exploring the unknown, whether it was what lay beyond the horizon or what lay beyond the stars. While humans have achieved incredible feats in exploration—mapping the world and sending people to the moon—there is still unexplored terrain tugging on the human imagination, but potentially still out of our reach. This is where robot explorers come into play. Read More

The Big Wide World of the Smallest Scale

April 2014

What if you could watch atoms transfer electrons and form new molecules? Or observe a red blood cell as it travels through your vein? With the recent development of advanced tools like Scanning Tunneling Microscopes and Atomic Force Microscopes, these up-close, small-scale observations are becoming possible….Read More

Meet Harold Craighead!

April 2014

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to explore phenomena tinier than the width of a human hair? We have interviewed Harold Craighead, Professor of Applied & Engineering Physics at Cornell University. Craighead has been a pioneer in nanofabrication methods and the application of engineered nanosystems for research and device applications.Read More

Meet Simon Lui

July 2012

Simon Lui is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD) at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). In 2008, he founded EC2 Hong Kong to develop iPhone and iPad apps and sell them in the iPhone app store worldwide. Simon developed 7 apps, including #1 bestselling apps in several countries.
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Playing the Game—But First, Making It

July 2012

Video games today are a far cry from where they began, but from Pong to the latest motion capture and 3-D graphics technology, engineers have been the backbone of this exciting and entertaining industry. Read More


Explore Wearables with Hands-On Kits and Camps

Want to try making your own wearable device? There are kits that can help you build or program your own wearable. Or, if you want a more immersive experience, check out a tech camp or workshop to give wearable design a try.

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Sharing and Securing Wearable Tech

The IEEE and its members have been at the forefront of wearable technology, working to share advancements and research, highlight security concerns, and develop standards for wearable development, communication, and security.

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